Event Venues

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Our cutting-edge event spaces are the perfect setting for any corporate or private event.

We know the venue’s what truly brings your event to life – so if you’re looking for a space with a difference – say no more!

Our selection of event spaces includes heritage-listed buildings, outdoor spaces nestled amongst the cliffs, and green landscapes perfect for pop-up marquees, festivals, markets and more. There’s something for everyone!

Explore our collection of venues to find the perfect space for your event.

Venue Capacity

Venue Seated Capacity Theatre Capacity Cabaret Capacity Cocktail Capacity
Howard's Hall 820 923 492 1164
Howard's Hall East 390 489 234 600
Howard's Hall West 290 338 174 444
Rivershed 420 480 252 630
Rivershed East 150 200 120 255
Rivershed West 150 200 120 255
Bougainvillea House 90 99 54 100
Green House 60 56 36 60
Citrus House 10 - - 20
Wisteria House 10 - - 15
East Grass Landing 400 - - 500

Howard's Hall

Designed by internationally renowned Woods Bagot Architects, this dramatic new Brisbane landmark features uninterrupted riverfront views of the Story Bridge and city skyline. With retractable glass windows, internal partitions, rooftop terraces and easy access to the East Lawn - Howard’s Hall is the flexible event space you’ve been looking for. This versatile venue is suitable for functions, product launches, exhibitions, concerts, meetings, and weddings.
Seated Capacity
820
Theatre Capacity
923
Cabaret Capacity
492
Cocktail Capacity
1164

The Rivershed

Rich in original character and detail, this heritage wharf building will be a unique event space with panoramic views of the city and Story Bridge. Its flexible configuration can be broken into two smaller venues to house multiple events. The space can be transformed into just about any event type, including a seminar, trade show, gala dinner, wedding, fashion parade, social event or private celebration. Exposed timber beams and authentic heritage features are being retained during the restoration. Teamed with the bakery and coffee roasting facilities housed within the building, this will be one of Brisbane’s most unique and desired event venues.
Seated Capacity
420
Theatre Capacity
480
Cabaret Capacity
252
Cocktail Capacity
630

The Houses

The Houses are our boutique event spaces. Nestled amongst the cliffs, each house opens out onto the Howard Smith Wharves gardens. The Houses are the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable event, inspiring workshop or meeting.
Seated Capacity
90
Theatre Capacity
99
Cabaret Capacity
54
Cocktail Capacity
100

Bougainvillea House

The largest of the houses, Bougainvillea House features a wrap-around veranda with elevated views overlooking the Story Bridge and city skyline. Its rustic charm will make your event feel like a home away from home.

Green House

Nestled in the heart of our gardens, Green House offers an inner city escape for guests. Overlooking the Olive Grove, this event space opens out onto a veranda creating an opportunity for alfresco dining or inspiring breakouts.

Citrus House

Quaint and charming, Citrus House is the ideal venue for boardroom style meetings, small cocktail parties or bespoke private dining. Situated near the cliff face, this event space lends itself to intimate gatherings.

Wisteria House

Located behind the heritage Rivershed building, Wisteria House is an intimate venue for smaller events. Planning your wedding day at Howard Smith Wharves? This cosy house is the perfect space for a private bride’s retreat surrounded by lush gardens.

Outdoor Spaces

Our expansive outdoor areas provide endless opportunities for alfresco events; as an extension of a main event, or as standalone events in the parklands.
Seated Capacity
400
Cocktail Capacity
500

Main Lawn

Ideally situated to enjoy the smells of our freshly roasted coffee and baked breads, this expansive lawn enjoys the cliff face as a stunning backdrop. Ideal for large or small events, the open green space is a blank canvas waiting to bring your next vision to life.

Rivershed Lawn

Located near The Rivershed building, this open space surrounded by the Olive Grove and lush gardens, is perfect for cocktail events and outdoor team building activities. Add this lawn as an extension to your Rivershed event and create a truly memorable experience.

East Lawn

Positioned on the riverfront, the East Lawn is the picture perfect outdoor space for an array of events. Use the area for your very own marquee event, festival, product launch or as an extension to our indoor spaces to soak up the beautiful Brisbane weather.

Marquees

Host your very own marquee event on one of our lawns. Our events team and premium suppliers will assist you with the perfect marquee for your event size and style, including weddings, corporate events, markets or riverfront garden parties.

Want to be the bird who gets the worm? Talk to our Events team and start planning

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